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Ethel W. Simpson

Ethel Winstead Simpson, 81, died Monday, September 13, 2010 in Edwards.
Visitation is 9-11am Thursday, September 23, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Clinton. Funeral services will be at 11 am at the church. A graveside service is scheduled at 2:30 pm at Line Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Morton. Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon is handling arrangements.
Ethel was born in Scott County, Mississippi on March 7, 1929 to Effie Cooper Winstead and Thomas Asa Winstead. She graduated from Morton High School and spent 42 years working for Bell South Telephone Company prior to retiring in 1991.
Ethel was a resident of Clinton for the past 46 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. A lifelong enthusiast of travel, music, dance, theatre, and social gatherings, Ethel spent her retirement years being of service to family members in need, volunteering as a host at museum exhibitions and election day voting centers, working in various capacities as a Bell South Pioneer Volunteer, attending Monday Christian Women's Business Luncheon at First Baptist Church of Jackson, and enjoying her association with people in bible studies and social organizations in the Jackson area. Mrs. Simpson was also a devoted and loyal wife, mother, sister and friend.
She is survived by her son, Ken Simpson of Houston, Texas; brother, Thomas Winstead of Pelahatchie; sister-in-laws, Lorraine Winstead of Pelahatchie and Dot Simpson of Morton and numerous nieces and nephews of whom she was proud and loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Henry Simpson; parents, Thomas Asa and Effie Cooper Winstead; brothers, Herbert and Aubert Winstead; and sister, Mae Tucker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Henry and Ethel Simpson Scholarship Fund at the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, 119 College Drive #5210, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001.
Please view our online guest register at ottandleefuneralhome.com.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Sept. 22, 2010
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